Aspiring boxer’s culture clash
On the Ropes, SBS, Wednesday at 8.35pm
THIS new four-part drama follows aspiring Iraqi-Australian boxing trainer Amirah Al-Amir (Nicole Chamoun, pictured) who has idolised her world champion father, Sami (Israel’s Igal Naor in his first Australian role).
While working in the family gym in Sydney’s western suburbs alongside her two brothers, Amirah negotiates a professional debut match for her hard-nosed fighter Jess O’Connor (Keisha Castle-Hughes) with Sami’s long-time promoter Strick (Jack Thompson).
Furious that she has done this behind his back, her father threatens to cut her off.
Desperate to chase her dream of transforming women’s boxing, will Amirah choose her fighter or her family?
The series also stars Louis Hunter and Michael Denkha.